Sirhan Hotel

Address: Irfan Bastug Cad., Van, Van, 65100, Turkey | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Irfan Bastug Cad., Van, is near Ancient Urartian site of Cavustepe (Sardurihinilli) and Old Van.
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Travel Blogs from Van


A travel blog entry by dave.coleman on Sep 23, 2014

1 comment, 14 photos

... made out through the dust and haze.

As we drop down into Dogubayazit we get our first sight of Mount Ararat in the distance. The summit is shrouded in cloud though we can just see the snow line.

The border with Iran is 20 or 30 kilometres away. You know you are getting near when the roadside signs are in Arabic as well as Turkish. It's a dead end run for us as we have no visas and ...

Finishing up in Turkey: Out East

A travel blog entry by jonnystravels on Aug 05, 2013

50 photos

... me close to the (militarized) Armenian border. I got a nice view of an Armenian military camp before I was asked to continue along a different path. I then got up early the next morning for my "bus," and find to my surprise I was told the wrong time. However, during my lovely wait at the fantastic Kars bus station, I ran in to a few other travelers going to other destinations, who were also told earlier times for there buses. So at least I made ...

Lost in Translation

A travel blog entry by 2legs2wheels on May 19, 2013

1 comment, 39 photos

After my eventful evening the night before, I had hoped for a long and quiet lie in. That was not to be, because at 4.45am I was awoken by a herd of wheely cases and general shouting of Japanese tourists. They had decided that they were the only people on the planet at that moment and so who cared how much noise they made and I must have been exhausted because I didn’t alight from my bed to remonstrate with them, though given their number I might have been in ...

Castles, castles, castles.

A travel blog entry by alexgrange on Aug 06, 2011

... on. The bus then proceeded to drive to the north bus station to pick up all the customers.

The border crossing was interesting. I was on an overnight bus, so we got to the border point at about 2am, but we were not alone! There were hundreds of other bus passengers waiting to go through passport control. I got to the customs check point and saw that everybody in front of me was having their bags rifled through, but on presenting my passport, the guard just told ...

Van: The Pearl of the East

A travel blog entry by bumihills on Jul 29, 2011

45 photos

... we ventured forth on a short walk from the hotel and stopped at an ice cream store where we were treated to dondurma...Turkish ice cream. There were three flavors available there....pistachio, vanilla and chocolate. All were traditionally made and the ice cream man made quite a show of putting it onto a cone. Turkish ice cream is made with an additional ingredient which comes from an orchid root. This makes the ice cream "chewy" ...

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